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Topic: Stocking Ornaments - My first time with clay!  (Read 1334 times)
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RedMenace
« on: January 05, 2009 07:44:05 PM »

First off, let me say that I've been stalking this board for a while now, and I'm humbled by your collective mad skills. Shocked

I was recently in Joann's and they were having a 50% off sale on Fimo... clearly a sign that it's time to give polymer clay a try. I brought my enormous bag of clay home and got to work, and came up with these:





I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, though I realized only after they were baked that what I thought was white clay was actually translucent. Didn't matter so much for the toes and heels, but the features on the gingerbread dude sorta faded into the brown, so I Sharpie'd them, and they're okay-looking.

I think I'm hooked on this stuff, so you'll be seeing more from me pretty soon! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009 07:47:12 PM »

nice job, what did you use for glaze?
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009 12:08:38 AM »

Awesome Job! They look great! My family knows they'll get a new stocking every year. My aunt has 20 of them!!!

The translucent actually looks pretty awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009 07:13:52 AM »

Thanks! I used Sculpey Glaze in "Satin" though they look really really shiny. I also had to thin it with some water 'cause otherwise every brush stroke showed, so I don't know whether that added to the shiny-ness.

And GeekToys, I am very jealous of your aunt Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009 09:58:56 AM »

The translucent looks really glowy and snowy, so all good!
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009 10:43:22 AM »

Impressive!! Did you use a mini cutter for the gingerbread dude or was that freehand!?  Either way it doesn't matter 'cause he's awesome!!

And yep, this clay is VERY addictive!! Welcome to the Clayaholic side of life. You'll start looking at everything wondering, "What would happen if I covered THAT in clay?" ha ha ha
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009 12:12:36 PM »

Ah yes, hooked! . . . that's good  Grin and we will be seeing your around...lol.  Nice little stockings and I like them as onlays on your cards.

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. . . I realized only after they were baked that what I thought was white clay was actually translucent. . .

Not to worry, you're certainly not the first clayer this has happened to!  You'll get sharp-eyed though after getting burned once and probably never do that again!  Cheesy


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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009 06:37:08 PM »

Impressive!! Did you use a mini cutter for the gingerbread dude or was that freehand!?  Either way it doesn't matter 'cause he's awesome!!

I freehanded everything... I'm definitely tempted to go out and get a whole bunch of clay tools, but I don't know if I could handle all the eye rolls I'd get from DH Roll Eyes So it'll be all freehand for a while Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009 03:40:05 PM »

Well wow.. Nice job for youre 1st time with clay!
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